UChicago swimming and diving teams both finish 14th at NCAA nationals

Alison Wall and Alexander Farrell
Alison Wall and Alexander Farrell

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The University of Chicago swimming and diving teams wrapped up the final day of the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday with three more All-American accolades.

Over the course of the four-day national meet, the Maroons compiled All-American honors in 15 events and set four new schools records. The UChicago men (60.5 points) and women (79 points) both finished in 14th place in the final team standings. Emory University won the women's team title (560 points) and Denison University won the men's team title (455.50 points).

The day's top finish came courtesy of Alison Wall. The junior reached the finals in the 200-yard backstroke and placed eighth in 2:01.49 to earn All-American status. At the evening's conclusion, Wall also earned All-American honors again as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay, which took 16th in 3:28.50. The relay included Wall, junior Maya Scheidl, junior Megan Wall and freshman Hannah Eastman.

UChicago's men posted one more All-American performance in the final event of the meet. The 400-yard freestyle relay finished 11th in a time of 3:01.45. The relay quartet included freshman Alexander Farrell, senior Thomas Meek, freshman Keenan Novis and senior Matthew Veldman.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
400-yard freestyle relay – 11th, 3:01.45 (Alexander Farrell, Thomas Meek, Keenan Novis, Matthew Veldman)
100-yard freestyle (PRELIMS) – Alexander Farrell (23rd, 45.41); Thomas Meek (32nd, 45.64)
200-yard breaststroke (PRELIMS) – James Taylor (23rd, 2:03.99)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
200-yard backstroke – Alison Wall (8th, 2:01.49)
400-yard freestyle relay – 16th, 3:28.50 (Maya Scheidl, Alison Wall, Megan Wall, Hannah Eastman)
100-yard freestyle (PRELIMS) – Maya Scheidl (17th, 51.42)
200-yard breaststroke (PRELIMS) – Megan Wall (28th, 2:24.09)